Palazzo De Rossi

During the second half of the XVth century, Bartolomeo de' Rossi erected a sumptuous residence; a castle that could host receptions for aristocrats, academics and clergy visiting Bologna on diplomatic missions. In 1507 the castle lodged Pope Julius II with all his entourage and in 1516 it was Pope Leo X’s turn. On that occasion, the Pope proclaimed Pontecchio an Earldom, it became the de' Rossi family’s fief which included the right of jurisdiction overall the surrounding lands. Palazzo de' Rossi’s imposing structure and its vast gardens are the ideal setting for grand gala receptions, presentations and other events, though it also includes more intimate spaces and can host more private dinners, business meetings or theme parties, as Conviviali in the renaissance style; the location is able to recreate the magical feeling and a XVIth century's fascinating court atmosphere.


The Great Lawn

(16.000 mq.)
surrounded by centuries-old trees and crenellated walls

The South Wing

(400 mq.)
consisting of the Salone de' Rossi, the Upper Loggia and adjacent rooms: they are suitable for meetings, conferences, conviviali and dinners.

Il Cortile d'Onore

"The courtyard of honour"
(777 mq.)
with its two loggias, covered by an over-sized shell-shaped awning from April to October, and allows a number of different events: grand galas and business parties.

The North Wing

(265 mq.)
is composed of six different sizes salons. Due to its particular structure the North Wing offers the ideal space for exhibitions, pop up show rooms.


Conferences, meetings, training courses, workshops, brainstormings, anniversaries,
inaugurations or new products launches,  business lunches, tailor-made fairs.
Creative Team-Building: group activities: adventurous orienteering.


How to get to Palazzo de’ Rossi:

The castle, on the hills just outside Bologna (15 km south), can be easily reached;
driving on highway A1, coming from Milan (north) take exit Casalecchio, coming from Florence (south) take exit Sasso Marconi

Areas Available

The Court of Honor for meeting: seats 700
Total number of inner places: 1.000 pax
Total number of outside places: up to 3.000 pax

Outdoor total area: 16.000 sq.m.

Hotel Availability

The “Resort“ offers 16 bedrooms.
In the Old Village 12 apartments/studio offers 25 bedrooms.

Parking Places:

1.000 cars and 10 buses

Opening Season:

All year round


Food & Beverage

From morning to night choose your favorite Reception Menu:
Brunch, Garden Lunch, High Tea, Cocktail and Gala Dinner.


Interpreters and translators.
Cultural, historical, food and wine tour guides provided on request.
Security service.

Choreographyc Services

Study and realization
Fabrics, draperies, furnitures
Flower decorations with candles, torches, mirrors, silver and crystal accessories
Light planning, visual proposals, and laser effects.


 Live music, d. j., cabaret, mediaeval performances, entertainers, bright water fountains, fireworks, hot-air balloon.

Hotel arrangement

Selection of qualified resorts and room booking.

Personal Gifts

Selection of local products of excellences and customized packaging.

Transfer Service

Chauffeur-driven car, luxury and vintage car
Buggies and Coaches
Buses and shuttles

Photo & Video Shooting

Professional team to make memorable the event

Depending on Your budget, we will arrange a unique ad unforgettable event,
tailor-made like a wedding dress.

We will advise You on organizing your event,
a joy to live for You and your guests,
for us a pleasure of creating a perfect event in every single detail.